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Evening Newscast 09-07-16

Sep 7, 2016
Montana Evening News
Josh Burnham

  The Environmental Protection Agency today designated the former Columbia Falls Aluminum Company as an official Superfund site.

Struggles in the energy industry have contributed to Montana taking in less revenue than budget writers had anticipated over the last year.

A federal judge in Montana ruled today (Wed. 9/7) that the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service failed to consider including critical habitat areas in a plan to protect the endangered Canada Lynx

Evening Newscast 09-06-16

Sep 6, 2016
Montana Evening News
Josh Burnham

Montana’s economy continues to grow, but the state faces a looming worker shortage, according to a report released Tuesday by Montana’s top labor official.

Montana has re-opened a 26-mile stretch of the Yellowstone River to fishing after officials did not find any more dead mountain whitefish there in the last week.

A second public comment period on the proposal to remove Yellowstone-area grizzly bears from the Endangered Species list opens Wednesday.

A McCone County resident is the first Montana resident to die from complications related to West Nile virus this year.

Evening Newscast 09-02-16

Sep 2, 2016
Montana Evening News
Josh Burnham

A judge has upheld the federal government's decision not to designate Montana's Arctic graylingas a threatened or endangered species.

Glacier National Park officials have released the name of the 56-year-old man who died in a fallwhile descending Mount Jackson Tuesday.

A new wildfire burning outside of Helena is proving to be a formidable challenge for firefighters and today’s weather wasn’t helping much.

Evening Newscast 09-01-16

Sep 1, 2016
Montana Evening News
Josh Burnham

State Wildlife Officials have re-opened portions of the Yellowstone River, but are keeping a popular stretch closed due to a fish-killing parasite.

Governor Steve Bullock announced today he’s committing 1.5 million dollars of state fire suppression funds for various forest restoration and fuel reduction projects.

A man died and his adult son was injured in Glacier National Park when the two slipped and fell while descending the east face of Mount Jackson. 

Evening Newscast 08-31-16

Aug 31, 2016
Montana Evening News
Josh Burnham

A federal appeals court has upheld the government's ban on the sale of guns to medical marijuana card holders. 

Federal officials say retrofitting Montana's largest coal-fired power plant to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions would cost at least 1.2 billion dollars. 

A Montana man who was charged with raping a woman, while he was free on bond awaiting sentencing for raping a child, has been sentenced to 25 years in prison.

Evening Newscast 08-30-16

Aug 30, 2016
Montana Evening News
Josh Burnham

A legislative committee today has agreed to sponsor two bills in the next legislative session related to air ambulance service in Montana.

The U.S. government will decide if federal protections are needed for a small, fanged predator of the Northern Rockies, along with seven other species across the country.

Northwest and West-central Montana are currently under a Red Flag Fire Weather Warning. National Weather Service meteorologist Dave Noble says the warning is in effect from 3:00 this afternoon through midnight.

Wildlife advocates seeking to impose federal protections for the Arctic grayling in Montana say state efforts to improve conditions for the fish won't be enough to save it from the effects of climate change.

The south entrance to Yellowstone National Park has reopened after being closed for more than a week because of a wildfire in neighboring Grand Teton National Park.

Evening Newscast 08-29-16

Aug 29, 2016
Montana Evening News
Josh Burnham

Governor Steve Bullock signed an executive order this morning (mon. 8/29) announcing an invasive species emergency in Montana.

A plane crash in western Montana has killed a star of the History channel reality show "Ice Road Truckers," and another man.

The public is invited to watch Montana's U.S. House candidates debate at two events this week. 

Evening Newscast 08-26-16

Aug 26, 2016
Montana Evening News
Josh Burnham

State labor officials will offer advice on job retraining for fishing guides, raft operators and other workers affected by the closure of a 183-mile stretch of the Yellowstone River.

A Montana suicide study panel is asking state lawmakers to pass legislation next year requiring mandatory screening for depression for all school children starting at age 11. 

A Montana Highway Patrol trooper has pleaded guilty in connection with striking a pedestrian with a patrol vehicle while on duty. 

Evening Newscast 08-25-16

Aug 25, 2016
Montana Evening News
Josh Burnham

Thursday is the 100th birthday of the National Park Service. To celebrate, Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell visited Glacier National Park Thursday morning.

Montana officials say nine counties have reached severe drought status and 11 more are under a drought alert.

45 residences are still under evacuation orders due to the Copper King Fire burning near Thompson Falls. 

Evening Newscast 08-24-16

Aug 24, 2016
Montana Evening News
Josh Burnham

The roughly 21 thousand acre Copper King Fire continues to burn eight miles outside ofThompson Falls.

In Livingston tonight, state wildlife officials are updating the public on the fish killing disease that's prompted them to close 180 miles of the Yellowstone River, and hundreds of miles of tributaries.

The sponsor of a proposed initiative to repeal Montana's medical marijuana law says he won't appeal a Flathead County judge's order denying his request to place the measure on November's ballot.